The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play by American dramatist, Eugene O'Neill which tells the tale of Brutus Jones (Paul Robeson), an African-American man who kills a man, goes to prison, escapes to a Caribbean island, and sets himself up as emperor.
November 4, 2016 Subject:
The Emperor Jones
This is not Eugene O'Neill . They took a piece of art and puréed it into Hollywood hamburger cafeteria style . Brutus Jones demerits spoke unbonneted to as proud a fortune has this that he had reached . In this case Emperor . But O'Neill's character may have been too uppity for Hollywood land . Just like the star the great Paul Robeson . Brutus Jones had to be explained in a milder way .
How Brutis Jones ran things for his personal gain must have twanged the censors spinal column for giving away the capitalist now neoliberal game . In the PLAYS opening dialogue we find the emperors glory pomp and wealth deriving from taxing the poor , dirty dealings , and the exploitation of superstitious beliefs a familiar trifecta . When Brutis Jones wakes up he finds the exploited have also woken up and when the people wake up emperors of every color and kind they all act alike and pack up . A whiff of O'Neils play and how great Paul Robeson must've been on stage can be found in the bottom third of the movie the preceding two thirds is meatloaf .
October 10, 2009 Subject:
I've been looking for an online copy of this for a long time. Thank you.